December 2020: Newsletter

Opportunity for Christmas Blessing!

URGENT NEED for a water purifying system for the Peace Children’s Home, Kallur, Telangana. The home has 107 boys and girls, aged from 4 to 15. Mostly orphans, with some street kids rescued from Khammam railway terminus.

The water from the bore hole has become unfit for the children to drink in the past year. So, daily a water tanker to come to the site to meet their needs for drinking and food preparation. There is a need for a water purification plant to be installed on site for the long term provision of clean water. A basic system can be installed for £2,500.

CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS for orphans and widows. This year has been incredibly difficult for the poor people among whom our partner ministries work. For the Tribals, who live in groups like gypsies, in tents or huts on waste land, there has been no work since the lockdown in April, and they are destitute. Likewise for those in forest areas. For the Dalits who are field workers in normal times, there has only been sporadic opportunity to work, so again many families are destitute.

Raju (Guntur) has three Tribal schools and six villages with orphans and widows. There are orphans in Pastor Enosh’s (Khamman) churches in forest areas and at the Peace children’s home, and Dr Hareth (West Godavari) has orphans, and others too.

The cost of a new shirt and shorts for a child is £3.50. A new sari for a destitute widow is £4. These would be wonderful presents for Christmas for them.

Help us to bring a Christmas blessing to as many of these in real need as possible? Mark it gift ‘Hope4India’, or to the Garston ‘Hope4India’ account:

Garston Community Church

Lloyds Bank

Sort Code : 30-99-21

A/C no 04076430

If we receive gifts by 13th December we can send to India in time for clothes to be purchased and distributed by Christmas.